Sunday, January 29, 2012

Meal Plan, Blake Shelton & Courageous

I'm kind of in a blogging funk.  I just don't feel like I have much to talk about right at this moment in my life.  School's very busy in preparation for the FCAT, I'm busy with my own school and testing trying to finish the state's requirements for my permanent certificate and Jared and I are taking more time for each other.  Needless to say, this is on the back burner.  But it's still an outlet for me, so I won't let it fall by the wayside completely.

This week's meal plan is....
Monday: Blackened Trigger and steamed broccoli
Tuesday: Crockpot Taco Soup (Tuesdays are my long days so the crockpot is my best friend every Tuesday night)
Wednesday: Grilled pork chops and sauteed squash and tomatoes
Thursday: Summer Salmon (via EatClean) with steamed asparagus
Friday: Chicken Spaghetti

I know I always post what we eat for dinner and I've had a good bit of people ask me what I eat for breakfast and lunch.  Here are some of my favorite choices...

For breakfast (during the week) I'll either have:

1.  Kashi Go Lean cereal with fruit in it (Kashi also just came out with a Cinnamon Crumble cereal that is GREAT.  When eating cereal, just check the protein/fiber/sugar ratio.  You don't want a lot of sugar in your cereal and most of the are full of it.)

2.  Fat free plain greek yogurt with 2 tbsp milled flax seed, 2 tbsp wheat germ, 2 tbsp natural granola, chopped up fruit and drizzled with raw honey.  This is probably my favorite breakfast.  Super healthy, easy, and FULL of nutrients and protein.  It's the healthy version of a parfait.

3.  Scrambled egg whites with spinach, tomatoes, sea salt and pepper and maybe a little sprinkle of shredded low fat cheese if I'm in the mood.

All of these options take 5 minutes or less to make each morning.

For lunch, it varies.  Sometimes I'll get lucky and have leftovers, but my favorite choices are:

1.  Homemade salad with some type of meat for protein

2.  Chicken wrap - For this chicken wrap, I buy two boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  Cut off excess fat, drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.  Once it's cooled off, I chop it up and put it in a container in the fridge so I have easy access all week.  I use Flat Out Multi-Grain with Flax wraps for my sandwiches.  This has been one of my greatest finds all thanks to Renee aka Mammy Nae.  Thank you, Mammy!  The only place I have been able to find this particular type of wrap is Publix.  Every grocery store carries the Flat Out brand, but not the Multi-Grain with Flax.  It's full of protein and fiber and has only 1 gram of sugar.  I load it with spinach, chopped tomatoes and my baked chicken and top it with mustard, roll it all up and it keeps great it in the fridge overnight so all I have to do in the morning is grab it and go.  The chicken meat is enough to last me all week.  If I get tired of this, it's easy to just make a chicken salad instead.

Hope that helps some of you out!  It's not hard to do any of this, it just takes a little preparation.  As a matter of fact, my chicken just came out of the oven.

This weekend, the hubs and I had a great date night Saturday night.  He bought me Blake Shelton tickets for Christmas and the concert was last night.  I love me some country music.  We had a lot of fun, but I'm not used to staying up that late.  I'm such an old soul.  We managed to take one picture - hooray for at least a picture!


We stayed in Friday night (shocker!) and finally watched Courageous.  Every time I say "courageous" I start singing Casting Crown's song in my head.  Speaking of which, we are going to see them too in about a month.  SO EXCITED.  If you have not seen this movie though, you need to rent it or buy it.  It was great.  I was actually surprised at how good it was.  It's one of the best movies I have seen.  Have tissues handy because I'm pretty sure I cried for like 30 minutes.  And don't be put off if you're not a parent - it's a must see for anyone.

Have a wonderful week!  XO


Savannah said...

Love your breakfast and lunch suggestions! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

Lindsey said...

Great idea for lunch! Have you seen the whole wheat sandwich pouches??? SO GOOD! I love them. And I love egg whites. You are so healthy girl!

Andrea said...

We watched Courageous too this weekend. I thought it was kind of slow but had an awesome message. I'm so jealous of your concert, I bet it was so fun. and WOW, you eat really healthy. I need to get motivated with some new healthy recipes. I feel like I'm in a recipe funk right now

Carrie Louise said...

No problem, Savannah!

I wasn't always this healthy, but I started eating clean about 3-4 years ago and it really changed my life! It's actually really easy once you get into the swing of it. It definitely takes planning, but I'm OCD anyways to that part doesn't bother me. I'm pretty passionate about it, as you can see!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Oh my word, you are adorable! It's my first time here and I poked around a little bit. I love your menu plans, and I want to see Courageous too... (that is one of my favorite songs.)

Heather said...

I recently watched Courageous, also. You're right... I was crying most of the movie, but it was incredible. I recommend The Grace Card, too. I'm so glad you got to see Blake Shelton in concert! It's definitely on my list. I can't wait for Miranda in less than a month. Have a great rest of the week!

Carrie Louise said...

Thank you, Vivienne! I absolutely love your blog. I get some laughs out of your youngest son, he's hilarious!!

Heather, I will definitely check out The Grace Card. I haven't heard of that one yet! And I'm jealous you get to see Miranda - love her!